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The Ultimate Boat Anchor!

March 1, 2012

Many of the questions I receive are regarding used sweepers or sweeper/scrubbers. Questions range from:

  1. What brand of machine should I buy?
  2. Do I need a sweeper or a scrubber?
  3. How do I determine... Read more about The Ultimate Boat Anchor!

Right Brush, Right Application

February 1, 2012

Would you like to know one of the most frequently asked questions that I receive?

Here’s an example: we’ll call him, Rich. He has a sweeper for a large machine shop with steel cuttings and shavings that need to be cleaned. He uses a... Read more about Right Brush, Right Application

To Rebuild Or Not To Rebuild, That Is The Question!

January 1, 2012

With the way parts prices have been exploding, I often wonder why equipment owners don’t request more rebuilt parts. Many components are perfectly fine rebuild while others are not. We are going to explore the advantages and disadvantages of... Read more about To Rebuild Or Not To Rebuild, That Is The Question!

Tornado Alley?

December 1, 2011

Just outside the city there is a scrap yard. Their main business is buying old vehicles and then scrapping the metal. You can imagine the dust and debris all around their business.

So, to combat this on going problem they purchased an... Read more about Tornado Alley?

Jethro, Go Get Those Batteries

November 1, 2011

Today we are going to discuss “when to replace batteries” in electric sweepers/scrubbers.

I was asked to check out a walk behind scrubber. All I was told was that nothing worked. This machine was a nice “Noble-Castex 32”... Read more about Jethro, Go Get Those Batteries

It Said “Machine Moves Slowly”

September 1, 2011

It said, “Machine moves slowly.” That was an e-mail message I received one day from a road service tech. It went on to say that the equipment, an American Lincoln Model 7760 sweeper/scrubber had not been maintained properly for a while... Read more about It Said “Machine Moves Slowly”

You Have Options!

August 1, 2011

Options, options, actually you have the option not to read this, but you won’t learn about options. Am I making any sense, probably not?

Well, sweeper/scrubber options is what I am going to discuss in this article, because I think it... Read more about You Have Options!

The Dust Man Cometh

May 1, 2011

When you see dust coming out of every part of the sweeper, you know something is not right. Many people’s first thought is “I need a new brush.” At least that was the thought of my customer.

Being a very busy person, he depended... Read more about The Dust Man Cometh

Parts...Obsolete or NLA

April 1, 2011

Seven years is the usual amount of time when you start to experience obsolete parts by the sweeper/ scrubber manufacturer. And, no matter how good or popular your machine is, every owner will experience this.

One of the most popular... Read more about Parts...Obsolete or NLA

Sweepers and Scrubbers, Decision Time! Buying New or Reconditioned

February 1, 2011

This question is forever. Do you buy a:

  1. New machine to replace your sweeper or scrubber.
  2. A reconditioned machine

In these uncertain times, many more owners are taking a harder look into the... Read more about Sweepers and Scrubbers, Decision Time! Buying New or Reconditioned